Country Girl Cookin

~savoring flavors...one bite at a time~


These little bites of protein are just the thing for an afternoon “pick-me-up” snack, and they are great for those with a peanut allergy!! I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have enough protein in my meals/snacks, I am sorta worthless for the rest of the day!  Protein is so essential for our bodies to stay energized and focused. One of my favorite resources for healthy advice and tips is from Dr. Josh Axe. ...

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The creamy, slightly crunchy, -good for you- peanut butter that is so addicting…you can eat it with a spoon!!!     Yes, I love peanut butter!!  If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I do.  As a matter of fact, I have two delicious recipes that have peanut butter in them.  The first one is my Peanut Butter Chocolate Fantastic Fudge–yum!!  The second recipe is my Peanut Butter Maple...

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This is not your ordinary chicken salad, my friend…with chunks of creamy avocado and bites of salty bacon, you could call this a revved up chicken salad!!     The other day I made myself a huge salad with “the works”.  It was so delicious and filling that I bought more ingredients to make the same salad again this week.  Well, this morning as I was thinking of the tasty salad combination, I got inspired to...

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Smoky Seasoned Salt {THM-FP}

Smoky Seasoned Salt {THM-FP}


Posted By on Feb 13, 2017

The savory flavors of this seasoned salt is a great addition to your spice cabinet!! How many of you have a drawer or cabinet chock full of spices and herbs?  I don’t know about you, but I have a variety of spices that I use in many different recipes;  Particularly if I’m making a new recipe and it calls for just a teaspoon of that one spice you never use again after that meal…yeah, that’s me!  Gotta have those...

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This hot chocolate is a mixture of a sweet, rich, smooth and silky cup of joy!!  You can’t take just one sip. Does anyone still drink hot chocolate in February?  I know I do!  Anytime it is cold outside, I would much rather prefer a hot drink over a cold smoothie (or any cold drink).  I don’t even care for very cold water…my favorite temperature of water is when I fill up my bottle with very cold water from the...

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With a sweet, refreshing taste of fresh raspberries along with a boost of healthy energy & weight loss components…this iced tea is hard to put down! Oolong tea in itself has so many great benefits.  One being weight loss!!! YES!!  –pass the oolong tea, please– 🙂  It is said that oolong tea has many antioxidants that burn fat quickly…exactly what I want!    (say, where’s that cup of tea??)  I suppose...

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Strawberries do not have to be in season for you to enjoy this flavor of summer!! When I was little I thought yogurt was so disgusting!  I can’t really tell you at what age I really started liking it…my taste buds changed at some point and now I enjoy it quite often. When I first heard about Oiko’s Triple Zero Greek yogurt, I was intrigued and bought several different flavors to try.  They were delicious!  Definitely...

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The warmth of cinnamon and ginger mixed with chai tea…there’s just nothing like it!   I’ve been thinking for quite a while how I could make a tea latte that had some spice mixed with sweetness.  I already have a latte recipe, but that one uses coffee (Sweet Cinnamon Latte recipe here).  It’s delicious and so satisfying, but several of you all said you didn’t care for coffee, so here is a tea...

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Low Carb Granola {THM-S)

Low Carb Granola {THM-S)


Posted By on Jan 19, 2017

The sweet crunch of this morning cereal makes it easy to enjoy breakfast in a variety of ways! I started making my own granola about three years ago.  I wanted to have a healthy breakfast for my husband since what he was eating back then just wasn’t keeping him full.  Let me tell on him…he used to eat a banana with peanut butter for breakfast! THAT’S IT!!!  I know I couldn’t eat that and stay full for a few...

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Powerhouse Chia Juice {THM-S}

Powerhouse Chia Juice {THM-S}


Posted By on Jan 16, 2017

Chia seeds…a popular superfood that is so versatile, they can be used in so many ways! So last summer I tried Mama Chia drinks for the first time…I know I know, not on plan, but we were away from home for most of the summer, and I really wanted to try one to see if I would even consider making my own.  I have to admit that they are delicious.  I thought I may not like the texture of gelled chia seeds, but again, I loved...

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